COME OUTSIDE and PLAY!
WELCOME to the WONDERFUL WORLD of BEACHCOMBING,
an activity that offers you an affordable opportunity to change your life for the better,
in body, mind and spirit.
Wandering along shorelines pocketing treasure is something I've done since I was a small child. A gentle, meditative activity, beachcombing never failed to lift my spirits and fill my pockets with fascinating things. Now, as an adult, a beachcomber still, I realize that strolling along searching for sea glass, shells or stones offers not just me, but all of us, a natural way to enhance our health and well-being, extend our social networks and expand our intellectual horizons.
My mission to educate people about the beachcomb experience. I do this through lectures, workshops, publications, a Dr. Beachcomb Facebook page, the annual International Beachcombing Conference, and this site, which I hope becomes your one-stop shop for 'everything beachcombing.' Let the links inform and guide you to a great beachcomb experience. I guarantee you'll never see a beach in the same way again!
Beachcombing offers you an excellent portal to marine and natural science, and human settlement history. Here is a wide array of beach treasures gracing the desk in my 'BeachLab:" sea glass and marbles, English and Tuscan beach ceramics, American Indian arrowheads, quartz, Asian fishing floats, Miocene-era fossilized shells, marine mammal bone, and shark and skate teeth.
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